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5.0 out of 5 stars One for my son
Kept him out of mischief for a while. Great wrestling fan both WWE and TNA. Hard to source, Amazon is a great website for some unusual items that are not freely available to buy. Thanks
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm, I've read and heard this somewhere before...
First off, this is an enjoyable read. And it's an enjoyable fresh read if you haven't read Mick Foley's book and watched the Rise & Fall DVD. The writing is pretty unimaginative, and when you find yourself reading page after page of quotes from "Have a Nice Day" and the Rise & Fall DVD, it's a severe case of deja vu. Okay, so perhaps 30% of the interviews are original,...
Published on 14 July 2006 by Puinte


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3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm, I've read and heard this somewhere before..., 14 July 2006
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This review is from: The Rise and Fall of ECW (WWE) (Hardcover)
First off, this is an enjoyable read. And it's an enjoyable fresh read if you haven't read Mick Foley's book and watched the Rise & Fall DVD. The writing is pretty unimaginative, and when you find yourself reading page after page of quotes from "Have a Nice Day" and the Rise & Fall DVD, it's a severe case of deja vu. Okay, so perhaps 30% of the interviews are original, but the rest are taken straight from what you've seen and read already. And sometimes it seems Loverro just pops some huge quotation in there for no good reason. No background to it, just copy and paste. If you know the history already you'll understand, but to others it may sound like a 10 year old kid high on too much sugar trying too tell everything at the same time! Fair enough, this review sounds a tiny bit negative, but as I said, if you like wrestling books (and especially if you're unfamiliar with the ECW) - buy it! Just overlook the fact that some of the photos are named laughably wrong (doesn't anyone proof read anymore?!).
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3.0 out of 5 stars Official Release Fails To Impress, 7 July 2006
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Mr. P. A. Jones "Phil Jones" (Cardiff, Wales) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Rise and Fall of ECW (WWE) (Hardcover)
A book that promised much due to it's offical status and easy access to 'Kool-Aid' brewer Paul Heyman and ECW heart Tommy Dreamer. Despite a few new relavations, silly spelling mistakes and historical errors prove to be the books undoing. True ECW fans should instead order John Lister's 'Turning The Tables' - the full story of the Extreme Revolution which is easily the best of the three ECW books currently on the market.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One for my son, 13 April 2014
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Kept him out of mischief for a while. Great wrestling fan both WWE and TNA. Hard to source, Amazon is a great website for some unusual items that are not freely available to buy. Thanks
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3.0 out of 5 stars could have been better, 5 July 2007
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Mr. P. Harrison (Sunderland, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Rise and Fall of ECW (WWE) (Hardcover)
its not a bad book but they could have done without certain parts like who fought who on the ppvs and it came out after the one night stand ppv(2005). it would have been a better ending to find out how that happened and what it was like for the stars to be back in a ECW ring.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Unfortunately, an average rehash, 2 Jun 2007
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This review is from: The Rise and Fall of ECW (WWE) (Hardcover)
This is a fairly basic summary of the history of ECW, that will be of little extra interest to those people who have seen the WWE's DVD on the subject (which it quotes continuously) and the Forever Hardcore DVD documentary.

The book gets several facts wrong, including frequent references to "Mike Nova" rather than "Mike Bucci" or simply "Nova". Furthermore, there is an obvious bias both towards the ECW product and WWE product that is not truly fair in terms of providing an objective analysis of the industry during the time period in question.

On the plus side, it's a weighty book that doesn't require much attention to go through.

Recommended to those people who have not seen the DVD documentaries. Otherwise, it's better to pass on it.
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